Friday, 1 July 2011

Art / Artist


A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts. - Joseph Addison

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to market it. - Samuel Butler

Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is either a plagiarist or a revolutionist. - Paul Gauguin

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Edgar Degas

Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that’s hard for a puritan to understand. - Nadine Gordimer 

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso


Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. - Henry Ward Beecher

Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great artists need great clients. - I. M. Pei

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye. - Honore De Balzac

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maybe the judgment of whether something is art or not should come from the viewer and not the doer. - Alan Babbitt

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. - Edgar Degas

Sanity (in the everyday sense of the word) is not an essential quality of great art. - Gerald Abraham

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. - Kurt Vonnegut

2 comments:

Frank Zweegers said...

Interesting read, Netizen.

Netizen101 said...

Hi Frank,

Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for your comment.

Cheers! :-)
Vincent